Federal Firefighter Arrested in Sex Sting

Oct. 20, 2008
He allegedly arranged to have sex with a woman and her young daughter.


Lake County detectives said they arrested a firefighter with the U.S. Department of Defense for allegedly arranging to have sex with a woman and her 8-year-old daughter.

According to investigators, Mark Farwell of North Carolina arrived to meet the pair and discovered the mother he'd been chatting with online for 10 months was actually a detective.

Farwell was in Ocala visiting his parents when he made the trip.

He's been arrested and charged with traveling to meet a minor and other various computer-related charges.

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